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Re: Kyle's '76 Westy

Postby Glenn » Mon Jun 13, 2016 9:28 pm

Must be Spring... lots of projects going on.

Good job.
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Re: Kyle's '76 Westy

Postby AoT » Tue Jun 14, 2016 7:53 am

Nice work. A successful project is great inspiration to take on the next challenge!! Keep it up1!

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Keep working at it and it gets done!!
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Re: Kyle's '76 Westy

Postby Big_kid » Tue Jun 14, 2016 8:23 am

Looks good!
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Re: Kyle's '76 Westy

Postby Kyle Cropsey » Tue Jun 14, 2016 10:24 am

Thanks everyone! Next up I'm learning how to replace the clutch cable and clutch sleeve with Mike. Then I'm toying with the idea of reupholstering. I just don't want to start something that's going to take me forever since work started up again full time. I might hold off until the fall when I won't be driving the bus quite as much and can take my time doing it, not quite sure yet
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Re: Kyle's '76 Westy

Postby ObnoxiousBlue » Tue Jun 14, 2016 1:33 pm

The clutch cable and sleeve are easy - I had to do my cable in the Home Depot parking lot! LOL
I however, cannot sew - and knowing your plans for your seats, you're on your own! :lol:
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Re: Kyle's '76 Westy

Postby ObnoxiousBlue » Fri Jun 17, 2016 9:12 pm

Went down to help Kyle out with his clutch cable, everything came apart pretty easy except for the nut that the PO put on the threaded end of the cable. He used a square nut, and it was stripped and useless. Cut the cable out and got the new one installed in short order. Since he was missing the wing nut, we went to ACE and picked one up. Got everything adjusted and first step on the pedal the threads let go on the ACE wing nut. I assume they were just too soft to bear the pressure on the clutch arm. I know I have one around here somewhere, but thankfully Raj has one too. Rather than fight with boxes and crates of crap I'll swing by tomorrow and grab it. Hope to have this thing back together fast. Also, hoping the wing nut didn't damage the threads on the cable.

More later.
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Re: Kyle's '76 Westy

Postby Glenn » Fri Jun 17, 2016 10:04 pm

You're welcome.
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Re: Kyle's '76 Westy

Postby Kyle Cropsey » Sat Jun 18, 2016 12:46 am

Thank you Raj!! You're a savior haha. Otherwise my bus would have been a nice driveway ornament until I was able to order the right piece
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Re: Kyle's '76 Westy

Postby ObnoxiousBlue » Sat Jun 18, 2016 7:07 am

Glenn wrote:You're welcome.


Thanks Glenn! Lol
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Re: Kyle's '76 Westy

Postby Raj » Mon Jun 20, 2016 5:32 am

Kyle Cropsey wrote:Thank you Raj!! You're a savior haha. Otherwise my bus would have been a nice driveway ornament until I was able to order the right piece



Anytime my friend! Whats how we roll.....
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Deal with it.
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